Alton, NH Property Tax Rate: 23rd Lowest In State! I Am Humbled But Still Distressed.
…by Anura Guruge
>> Alton, NH Property Tax Rate: Highest It Has Been In Last 5 Years.
>> 29.4% Rise Since 2007 — Nov. 19, 2012.
>> Alton, NH Property Tax Rate ‘2012’: $13.68/1000 Assessed Value
>>— Nov. 14, 2012.
>> Did All Alton Property Assessments Go Up 7% — August 11, 2012.
Well I went looking to see what the new 2012 NH State property tax rates were.
The State, i.e., The NH Department of Revenue Administration, very kindly and thoughtfully provide the list.
They do have an Excel spreadsheet, though it appears to be one that indicates the status of where the State stands in terms of setting the tax rate for each town.
Plus the Spreadsheet has ‘macros enabled‘. Well I was not going to take any chances with such a spreadsheet — even from the State.
[Having ‘macros enabled’ in Excel has long been a potential security threat.]
So, I created my own, ultra safe, Excel spread sheet from their latest, i.e., Nov. 20, 2012, PDF.
I then did a couple of quick sorts. Wow. I did not expect to find Alton towards the bottom.
But, to be fair (and realistic), Wolfeboro, Center Harbor, Meredith, Tuftonboro and Moultonborough have lower rates not to mention Sandwich and Wakefield.
So here is the bottom [i.e., LOWEST rates] 25.
If you want my Excel spreadsheet, with no macros and free of viruses or hooks, download it directly from here.